Global NewsEx-minister Sentenced To Death For $92.39m Bribe

Ex-minister Sentenced To Death For $92.39m Bribe

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A former vice minister of public security, Mr. Sun Lijun was on Friday sentenced to death with a two-year reprieve for taking bribes, manipulating the stock market and illegal possession of firearms.

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The ex-minster was also deprived of his political rights for life, and all his personal assets were confiscated, said the Intermediate People’s Court of Changchun in northeast China’s Jilin Province.

Mr Sun, who the court established that received money and valuables totalling more than ¥646 million yuan ($92.39 million) by taking advantage of various positions he held between 2001 and April 2020.

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The court also found that Sun manipulated stock trading in the first half of 2018, helping some other people avoid a loss of ¥145 million.

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Mr Sun also illegally possessed two guns, the court added.

The sum of bribes Mr Sun had taken was especially huge, and his crimes caused a specially heavy loss to the interests of the state and people, said the court.

It added that the circumstance of his crime in manipulating the stock market was particularly serious and that illegally possessing firearms was serious.

The court said Mr Sun was granted a lenient sentence, considering that he had provided investigators with clues to other major cases, contributing to a major meritorious service for the investigation.

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It explained that he had also confessed to all of his crimes, including some acts of bribe-taking that investigators were not initially aware of. It added that he had shown repentance and cooperated in returning his illegal gains.

After the two-year reprieve for his death sentence, Mr Sun’s sentence can be commuted to life in prison in accordance with the law, but no further reduction or parole would be given to him, the court said. (Xinhua/NAN)

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